Title page for ETD etd-03042009-040353
|Type of Document
||Jones, Carolyn G.
||The Canada-U.S. free trade agreement and the auto pact :a history of the automotive provisions and an examination of the state of the Canadian automotive industry
||Master of Arts
|Meiselman, David I.
|Furbush, S. Dean
|Mackay, Robert J.
|Date of Defense
Before 1965, Canadian automotive manufacturers were
producing a wide variety of models for a limited market in an
industry in which economies of scale are very important.
Tariffs and a Canadian content requirement protected this
high cost industry from being overwhelmed by the more
efficient U.S. manufacturers.
The efficiency of Canadian firms was expected to improve
under the Auto Pact with the U.S., which allowed duty free
passage of new automotive equipment subject to certain
conditions designed to protect the weaker Canadian industry.
The Auto Pact was prevented by these Canadian safeguards from
being a true free trade agreement (FTA), but it was an
important step towards reducing the barriers to bilateral
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